Talia LeRay, Facebook presenter
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Facebook hosted a free educational event on April 24 to focus on empowering entrepreneurs with the digital tools and resources they need to build their businesses. About 200 small business owners attended the “Boost Your Business” event which was held at Fort Worth’s The 4 Eleven event center.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Executive VP Brandom Gengelbach kicked off the event. They emphasized the value that small businesses have on strengthening the local economy.
Mayor Price thanked Facebook for their commitment to the City of Fort Worth, and for celebrating and empowering the city’s entrepreneurs. She also gave a special recognition to Fort Worth Data Center team members and recognized Facebook for bringing their data center – powered by wind and solar energy – to the City of Fort Worth.
The event featured a presentation by Facebook on how to use the platform to reach more customers. Following the event, attendees received one-on-one time with Facebook representatives to answer specific small business-related questions about the Facebook and Instagram platform.